Mitsubishi Materials Extends US Wartime Slavery Apology to China

Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials will apologise and pay compensation to Chinese victims of forced labour during the second world war, Japanese media reported on Friday, days after the firm made a landmark apology to US prisoners of war.
More than 3,700 Chinese who were forced into hard labour in the company’s wartime mines will be eligible for compensation of 100,000 yuan, Kyodo News and Jiji news agencies said, citing sources close to the matter.
Mitsubishi Materials, a sprawling conglomerate which makes everything from cement to electronics, will express “deep remorse” and “sincere apologies” to the victims and build a 100m yen monument honouring them, Kyodo reported.